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An Investigation into the Properties and Microstructure of Cement Mixtures Modified with Cellulose Nanocrystal

Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
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Materials 2017, 10(5), 498; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma10050498
Received: 9 January 2017 / Revised: 21 April 2017 / Accepted: 25 April 2017 / Published: 4 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Green Nanotechnology)
This paper aims to examine the effect of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) on the hydration, transport behavior, and microstructure of cement mixtures. The addition of CNC delayed hydration at an early age but improved hydration at later ages. A small increase in the electrical resistivity of the cement mixtures with CNC was observed. Statistical nanoindentation showed a small tendency to a larger volume fraction of high density calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H) and a smaller volume fraction of low-density C-S-H in the mixture with CNC. View Full-Text
Keywords: CNC; cement mixture; hydration; microstructure CNC; cement mixture; hydration; microstructure
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Flores, J.; Kamali, M.; Ghahremaninezhad, A. An Investigation into the Properties and Microstructure of Cement Mixtures Modified with Cellulose Nanocrystal. Materials 2017, 10, 498.

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